Feeding Matters Volunteer Spotlight is a monthly Q & A series that shares the stories of our growing network of change agents, the driving force behind our vision to create a world where children with pediatric feeding disorder will thrive. This month we bring you Courtney Long.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do.
I currently live in Albuquerque, NM with my husband, recently adopted and amazingly spunky two year old and our cat. We are foster parents and outdoor adventurers. I currently run an outpatient feeding and lactation counseling program in the area targeting support and collaborative care for infant through adolescent populations.
What motivated you to become involved with Feeding Matters?
Awareness and advocacy for pediatric feeding disorders is dangerously low. I wanted to work with an organization that understood our problem and was motivated and diligent in trying to repair it.
How have you volunteered with Feeding Matters?
I perform outreach for PFD in my community and support ambassadors in my region in their efforts. Additionally, I currently serve as a content expert on the L.A.C.I program.
What has been your favorite part of volunteering with Feeding Matters?
I love the brainstorming and collaborative effort to support our children with PFD adores the nation. The multidisciplinary team is incredible.
What sets Feeding Matters apart from other organizations?
There is a continued effort to keep up to date with research in PFD, to continue to spear head research of their own and to understand new and evidence- based practice to best serve families.